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>> new dad mark zuckerberg makes a $45 billion promise next. comes from doing the right thing. like the radical idea that health isn't an industry. it's a cause. so we do things differently. we combine care and coverage. and believe prevention is the most powerful of cures. so forgive us for not going with the flow. we just think the flow should go with us. which makes us rebels with one cause. your health.
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>> live, from the cbs bay area studios, this is kpix5 news. >> tonight, new dad mark zuckerberg makes a mark announcing he and his wife are giving away almost their entire fortune. a $45 billion promise that will have a big impact in the bay area and beyond. >> andria borba is in san francisco at zuckerberg san francisco general hospital. one place that has already benefited from the couple's generosity. >> reporter: they promised this hospital $75 million for a new trauma center. today, they upped the ante to billions. in what else? a facebook post, mark zuckerberg and his wife dr.
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pricilla chan posing with their newborn daughter announced their plan to give away their facebook shares and with that money, there are big plans. >> what does it take to make it so people don't get sick anymore? we build more inclusive and welcoming communities. can people in the next generation learn and experience 100 times more things than we can? >> reporter: the money to be doled out over their lifetime is big news in the world of philanthropy. >> it depends on how the assets are used. when you think the gates foundation has given away $29 billion so far and already seen some really tangible and incredible results. >> reporter: through their chan zuckerberg foundation, the couple has made huge donations to the san francisco general hospital and local schools in the bay area. the founder and ceo of the tipping point community, an organization focused on ending
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bay area poverty says they are taking up the mantle that technology leaders of the past once held. >> for mark and for pricilla to think about the san francisco bay area with their philanthropy is a great example for the rest of the technology sector. >> reporter: the question is where does the money go? >> they can influence so many organizations. >> reporter: in a video filmed a few weeks before their daughter's birth, their focus is health, social justice, and the environment. >> we need to ensure that the future is going to be like today. >> reporter: now, in a filing with the securities and exchange commissions, zuckerberg said he wouldn't sell more than a billion dollars worth of his shares every year for the next three years in order to fund his initiative. and would maintain majority shareholder ship.
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andria borba, kpix5. >> when mark zuckerberg was 26 years old, he signed the giving pledge promising to give away the majority of his wealth. warren buffet and his friend bill gates created the pledge. buffet will donate almost all of his $66 billion. gates has already contributed about $30 billion. tonight, a suspected car thief is under arrest after a wild scene at a san jose toys are us. this was the suv police were chasing today. it is all shot up because officers say the driver rammed them and they had to protect themselves. he kept going but only made it a block stopping at the almadon square shopping center. here is the suspect. police believe he ditched the suv and tried to escape by running into the toy store. officers arrested him as confused shoppers watched. take a listen to the dramatic police radio traffic. >> he is pulling through the parking lot.
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>> the vehicle at toys are us going through the parking lot. >> we confirmed. was this pd or did he shoot? >> he rammed a couple of cars and started driving toward me. >> he drove toward you? an officer shot and he is fine. you confirm no injuries? >> negative. >> i thought it was really great the way they found the car was that ipad in the car. and they found it with the locater app. >> the suspect did get hurt. it is unclear if it happened in one of the crashing or if an officer shot him. >> a bay area freeway back open tonight after a messy accident today. a run away dump truck crashed spilling its load from this overpass. the scene played out just south of the 280/101 interchange in san francisco. here is kpix5's juliette goodrich. >> reporter: hard to imagine the driver of this dump truck climbed out of the windshield, walked away unscathed as it
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dangled over highway 101. >> as you can see behind me, the truck is mere inches from flowing over onto the 101. >> reporter: the truck was headed eastbound on silver avenue when it lost control and collided with a car. forcing the car into the ho family's home. >> i heard a loud sound. very loud. >> what did you see? >> thank god nobody got hurt. but the guy was unconscious. >> reporter: the truck counted down silver avenue plowing into a lamp pole. then flipping on its side breaking a guardrail and fencing sending construction debris onto southbound 101. two people suffered injuries and were taken to the hospital. the driver appears to be all right and traffic is back to normal. in san francisco, juliette goodrich, kpix5. tonight, the san francisco police officer nicknamed the hot cop of the castro is charged with two counts of
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felony hit and run. officer christopher cors is accused of leaving the scene after crashing into two pedestrians. this is surveillance video from the moments after the collision. no cop is above the law. >> when any one of my officers doesn't abide by the law, remain at the scene. render aid, and chooses to flee the scene, there's going to be consequences. >> an internal investigation won't happen until the criminal investigation is complete. the officer is due in court tuesday. big fight in berkeley over two square feet of space. public comments started about an hour ago at tonight's city council meeting. what's the big deal? christin ayers shows us. >> we want justice! >> reporter: the march wound through the city of berkeley from a homeless camp on the
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city hall long to a council meeting at longfellow middle school. tonight, berkeley city council is expected to make a final decision on a series of ordinances that protesters claim would criminalize homelessness. >> the plan is to get homeless people out of berkeley. >> reporter: but vice mayor linda myles says the laws were meant to help the homeless. >> this was designed to create welcoming sidewalks for everyone. >> reporter: they would ban going to the bathroom in public and in exchange, the city would build new public bathrooms downtown. mobile showers and storage units for personal belongings. >> all we are asking is for people to obey one little social rule. >> reporter: that rule has proved controversial. people sitting on the street would have to keep their belongings in an area no larger than two square feet. >> two square feet is not enough. >> the only solution to homelessness has is to build
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housing. >> reporter: in berkeley, christin ayers, kpix5. >> tonight, we are getting a look at some of the bing changes coming to san francisco in the weeks before the superbowl. transit changes will impact thousands of people as the city becomes party central. the mta says 11 bus lines will be rerouted. the e-train will not run, the f- train will turn into a bus line. the metro buses an trains will be brought in during the middle of the day. >> on a good day, muni struggles sometimes to move all these people around. how can we be sure that you have this under control? >> a fair question. and the answer to that is muni isn't doing this by itself. you night not even have muni as part of your trip. we are working with muni drivers to make sure they are ready. that there are people on all the shifts. >> a long stretch of market street will be closed to traffic. the embarcadero will be packed.
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a million people are expected to come in for the festivities. well, trail of clues an then nothing for days. tonight, a hollywood producer who is originally from oakley is the subject of a real life mystery. where is he? reporter dave lopez sat down with his parents. >> we need help. we need help to find my son. >> reporter: through tears, sherry kohler and her husband anthony are desperate. a week and no sign of their 27- year-old son eric. >> is he is kind that would disappear for a while and not be in contact? >> never. >> reporter: these are pictures of him taken before 3:30 last tuesday. he is leaving his place of business, vitality, where he works in visual effects. then at 4:08 p.m., this is the vehicle that he drives. a 2015 black range rover evoke. no license plate. it was seen leaving the parking lot of food for less right near
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imperial and western. >> we can't tell who is in it. >> reporter: but they are positive that is their son's car. and for a week now, that, too, has been missing. one hour after this video was taken, his cell phone went dead. the last message, a text to his girlfriend saying he will see her soon. >> we are overwhelmed. we have no idea where to go. >> reporter: the lapd has assigned a detective to the case who doesn't believe foul play is involved. seven days though, and missing without a trace. dave lopez, kpix5. a tanker truck erupted into this fire ball upon a southern california freeway today. it was hauling almost 9,000 gallons of fuel when it exploded. this was on interstate 15 on river side county. witnesses say one of the big rigs' tires shredded and ignited the underbelly. the freeway was shut down for hours. no one was hurt. well, tonight, the united states is about to get more
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deeply involved in the war against isis. cbs reporter david martin is at the pentagon. >> reporter: about 200 u.s. special operations forces will be based in the northern iraqi city of erbeal where they will strike against isis. secretary carter revealed plans of a targeting force. >> this is an important capability. it takes advantage of what we are good at and it puts everybody on notice in syria. you don't know who is coming in the window. >> reporter: until now, commando raids against isis have been few and far between. two in the past seven months. both times t commandos were brought in to conduct the raid and sent home when it was completed. by basing them inside iraq, carter hopes to increase the frequency of raids. capturing isis leaders for interrogation and seizing the information stored on their
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cell phones and laptops. >> our assessment is this force and the operations, will provide us additional intelligence. >> reporter: increased raids will also bring increased risk of american casualties. the only american to die in combat since the war on isis began was killed on a raid this past october. david martin, cbs news, the pentagon. >> the targeting force is in addition to the 50 special operations forces sent to syria to work with local fighters. well, coming up, a squirrel attack. at a school. we are learning there are at least eight victims in one bay area neighborhood. >> the holidays are going to look a little different this year because of the drought. what has happened to california christmas trees? >> and a california man dies hours after a good deed. tonight, you will hear from the california mother who the making sure his random act of kindness is not forgotten.
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're a bow and arrow ♪ ♪ a broken guitar ♪ while the rainwater washes away ♪ ♪ who you are ♪ we go over the mountains ♪ and under the stars ♪ we go over the mountains ♪ and under the stars [♪]
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the wall street journal rep: the >> big changes could be coming to yahoo as soon as tomorrow. the sunnyvale company is considering selling off its core business. the board will consider moving forward with plans to spin off its share of alibaba. yahoo holds more than $30 billion in alibaba stock. as the saying goes, no good deed goes unnoticed. this is true for a california woman down on her luck. she tried to thank the good samaritan, but as carter evans tell us, it was the shock that got her to pay it forward. >> reporter: with two small children, stay at home mother jamie lynn knighton has her hands full. it was a recent trip to the grocery store that nearly pushed her to the breaking point when the only credit card
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she had with her was declined. >> you are in line, what are you going to do? >> i was trying to figure out if i could go home and get my other card. that is when matthew showed up. >> reporter: 28-year-old matthew jackson was behind her and offered to pay for her $200 grocery bill. he refused to be paid back. but he had one condition. >> do it for somebody else. >> reporter: she called to thank the gym where he worked to thank him. and manager lavender picked up the phone. >> my heart broke. >> she started crying. she said, you know, i'm sorry to have to tell you this, but matthew passed away. >> reporter: matthew was killed in a car accident. >> and, you know, i put the dates together and it was the day after i had met him. i wanted to honor this man.
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i wanted people to know what he did for me. >> reporter: so knighton set up a facebook page in his honor. it has 10,000 followers and hundreds of stories inspired by matthew. >> you can't put a price on that. you can't put a price on giving people hope again. >> reporter: carter evans, cbs news. >> and matthew jackson was with two other people when the car crashed. they both survived. an unusual store out of novato tonight. a squirrel attacked a teacher and a student. it happened at pleasant valley elementary. the critter got into a classroom where it bit the victim. the marin humane society says there have been a number of attacks in one neighborhood in novato and at least eight victims. >> the squirrel sneaked into the hallway into the open door and bit the kid and the teacher. >> no one knows why the squirrels are attacking but one theory is they are used to people feeds them.
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so far, there is no indication the squirrel had rabies. californias are slipping when it comes to saving water. water usage dropped by 22.5%. a little short of the governor's goal of 25%. it is the first time we have missed the goal since reductions became mandatory in june. if you bought a christmas tree, you may have noticed they look a little different because of the drought. that is if you can even find a tree grown in california. mark kelly shows us. >> reporter: 46 years working the christmas tree jamboree. a lush tree takes three things. >> a nice blend of sunshine. low cold, a lot of water. >> reporter: but that last one, the water has been a problem.
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this is the fourth holiday season california has been in a drought. that has nearly crippled the state's home grown christmas trees that need nearly a gallon a day. now they are short and lopsided. >> the strongest side on the tree will take the most of the water from the weak side. so you have a deformed tree on one side. >> this tree? why do you like it? >> i love it. >> reporter: all these trees come from washington and oregon. a few years ago, they had to stop selling california trees because of the drought. >> that is bad. it has taken a lot of money from california. >> i pick perfect trees. >> reporter: but not everyone is so concerned where their tree comes from. >> should it matter? a tree is a tree. it is just a tree. as long as it is a nice christmas tree. it is about the feeling. >> reporter: unless the drought turns, californians may be stuck imports that christmas spirit again next year. >> the ones i showed you the first time are from oregon too. these are from oregon.
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>> tree up! milk and cookies! >> reporter: in san francisco, mark kelly, kpix5. and tonight, chp hayward tweeted this reminder saying okay bay area. secure your christmas tree. we don't have to drag them out of the freeway lanes again. [ laughter ] tie them down. >> oops. >> tie up the tree. you know what is up? the snow pack. 56% of average. it is currently sitting 32% better than this time last year. and more snow is headed to the syria this week. as a matter of fact, you can see our next round of rainfall. lake county, mendocino county, you could get some rain. the rest of us will wait until thursday. not only no freeze, but most of us will stay in the 40s tonight. san jose, low 40. mountain view, 42 degrees. it is raining. the next storm will take some time to make it here because we
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have a blocking ridge of high pressure. this guy will keep rain well north to the bay area coming up tomorrow. then by thursday, the ridge leaves and the front arrives. not only will it be wet, but windy. rainfall will occur late morning, early afternoon. it will be windy from the early morning hours on ward. so wet and windy. how much rainfall? the latest computer model information, this is new information to me as well. one-third of an inch for san francisco. markedly less when you head to the south bay, a lot more north. ukiah, one inch. concord, half an inch. pleasanton, one-third of an inch of rain. don't tie to those specific numbers but the general theme is more to the north, but a nice shot of rainfall on thursday coming up this week. more rain. mostly cloudy, cool tonight. a mix of sun and clouds tomorrow. milder than today. but wet and windy weather coming up thursday. back to normal san jose. first time in ten days. 64 your high tomorrow. 60s for you in san ramon.
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pittsburgh, vallejo. 62 san francisco tomorrow. sonoma, 60 and 62. and cloverdale. rain, wind, thursday. sunshine returns friday and saturday. we will cloud things up on sunday. and then our next round of rainfall is monday. it is december. it is time to start doing this rain thing. mother nature says okay. i'll give you two rain chances next week. >> looks like a tiny warmup though. that's nice. >> we'll take it. what is going on with the niners this season? well tonight, the team's former owner has three words of advice. ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,
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♪ ♪ grow old with me ♪ let us share what we see ♪ just you and i
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♪ ♪ grow old with me ♪ let us share what we see ♪ and oh the best it could be ♪ just you and i ♪ says "jed and 49ers should mutually part ways." s >> all right, did you see this banner at the 49ers game over the weekend? it says jed and 49ers should part ways. some fedup fans paid for it. no secret, the season has been a disaster. >> not good. tonight, we found ceo jed york's uncle, eddie, the former owner. he had a message. just stay faithful. >> we went through some tough times. i know how hard they are
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trying. just give them some time. they will be back where they need to be. >> eddie pointed out the team was just one play away from winning the superbowl just a few seasons ago. but dennis ... they had a different quarterback, a different coach, and eight pro bowlers that weren't there. >> so the warriors are undefeated. who get it is credit? kerr or walton? and something has happened at the shark tank that has not happened at the clinton administration. aunt alice... you didn't tell me aunt alice was coming. of course. don't forget grandpa. can the test drive be over now? maybe just head back to the dealership? don't you want to meet my family? yep, totally. it's practically yours, but we still need your signature. the volkswagen sign then drive event. zero due at signing, zero down, zero deposit, and zero first months payment on a new jetta
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that has them one-point outf first pl >> they may not be streaking like the warriors, but the sharks entered tonight having won seven of nine. put them one point out of first place in the pacific division. but the sharks did a lot of standing around tonight. just two-and-a-half minutes into the game. phil kessel. malkin hits jones. penguins win 5-1. their first victory in san jose in 18
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years. luke walton has been named as coach of the month. but the nba says steve kerr get it is credit for the wins. i'm guessing at least something under walton's tree this year. colby honored in philadelphia this year. and the 76ers beat the lakers. >> 1-18 baby. >> stopping a 28 game losing streak dating back to last season. compton and company hosting seattle. not a good job to leave this player. hawks lead. then cal on a 12-0 run. tyrone taking the hawks to the wrack. cal wins 66-52. bears now 5-2. stanford running back christian mcaffreey.
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the pack 12 player of the year. he leads the nation with 3,000 all purpose yards and david shaw was named the coach of the year sharing the award with washington state's mike leach. cal currently ranks seventh and playoffs. an outside shot of getting in. but it's a long shot. >> we'll be right back. >> there is a chance. our next newscast is,,,,,,,,
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